There’s no denying that the iPad is still the best tablet design out there—whether you go with the standard entry-level model or leverage the power of an iPad Pro. And with the release of iPadOS in late September, professionals can get even more of a desktop-like experience out of it. For this week’s roundup of our favorite apps, we’re picking six of our favorite apps to use on the all-new operating system.

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Shapr 3D CAD modeling (iPadOS — Free)

Shapr3D is the only truly mobile 3D design app. It offers a quick but precise way to create 3D models. World-class Siemens technologies (Parasolid™, D-Cubed™) provide speed and reliability. All running locally on iPad Pro, putting incredible power in your hands.

Shapr 3D

Adobe Fresco  (iPadOS — Free)

Fresco is a drawing and painting app built especially for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and designed for artists who draw professionally or paint for passion. Fresco combines the power of your favorite Photoshop brushes with the precision of vector brushes and the revolutionary technology of Live Brushes, for unlimited expression.

Adobe Fresco

Darkroom – Photo Editor (iPadOS — Free)

Save yourself from the multi-app workflow and discover the most well-designed, integrated, and powerful editing app for iOS. iPad support, RAW support, Portrait editing, hashtag manager, custom filter, content-aware frames, and so, so much more.

Darkroom – Photo Editor

Bear (iPadOS — Free)

Bear is a focused, flexible notes app used by writers, lawyers, chefs, teachers, engineers, students, parents and more! Bear has quick organisation, editing tools, and export options to help you write quickly and share anywhere and preserve your privacy with encryption.


Post-it®  (iPadOS — Free)

The Post-it® App brings the simplicity of the Post-it® Note to your smartphone and tablet. Whether you use Post-it® Notes for collaboration or for personal note taking, the Post-it® App helps you keep that momentum going.


Agenda. (iPadOS — Free)

Agenda is a date-focused note taking app for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, which helps you plan and document your projects. Agenda gives you a complete picture of past, present and future, driving your projects forward.